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Andy works as the General Secretary in the OAM Office

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April 2017
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

‘What is truth?’

It would be accurate to say that more and more people are asking this kind of question these days. Most Christians will know that it was the first century Roman governor of Judea, Pontius Pilate, who posed this question to Jesus during a private interview with him at the Lord’s trial. The apostle John…

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August 2016
Scientific (including creation)

In six days (2)

Continued from ‘In six days (1)’ Dr Henry Morris, in his commentary on Genesis, asks a question that shouldn’t be necessary but unfortunately is: ‘Suppose the writer of Genesis wished to teach his readers that all things were created in six literal days, what words would he have used to best convey this?’ The…

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July 2016
Articles > Biblical/theological

In six days (1)

Are you concerned that the ‘c’ word is creeping into the church? Not the awful ‘c’ word (cancer) that we’re increasingly familiar with these days. This other ‘c’ word is one we should not want anywhere near our churches, publishing houses, theological seminaries or mission agencies. I am referring to the compromise of the…

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July 2015
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

God-honouring evangelism (2)

Continued from God-honouring evangelism (1) How important it is that the main aim of evangelism is to bring glory and honour to the Lord of the church, Jesus Christ. That aim should be uppermost in our thoughts, whether we are the first link in the chain of seeking to reach a person for the…

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June 2015
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

God-honouring evangelism (1)

If we were to ask the question ‘What is the most important aim in evangelism?’ we would no doubt say it is seeing souls coming to know the Lord Jesus as their Saviour. That is indeed a great aim to keep in mind and heart. It is such a wonderful thing when lost souls are…

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Historical

November 2014
Articles > Historical

The Open-Air Mission in World War 1

We have heard much about World War 1 recently. It certainly fills us with great sadness to know the awful carnage that took place on many a battlefield, resulting in so many lost lives. What joy it should give us, by contrast, to hear of many who actually ‘gained’ their lives during the Great…

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August 2014
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Why Christians need to keep hearing the gospel (2)

We need to hear the gospel in Sunday services, in order to inform our minds (see July 2014 ET’s article). Proverbs 15:28 says, ‘The heart of the righteous studies how to answer’. If we want to tell others about Christ, we need to listen to instruction, to be able to pass on the message…

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